Grow Your Own Perennial Container Herb Garden

For years now I have been growing my own herbs in containers. A few things change each year with my garden, but the foundation of my garden are perennial herbs. You can find out how to grow your own container herb garden with perennials here:
This garden has 14 different herbs growing that come back year after year: mint (variety show in Kentucky Colonel or Mojito mint), Egyptian walking onions, saffron, rosemary, chives, marjoram, and oregano just to name a few.
This beautiful year-round garden can be put together with just a few basics in mind. Picking a large plastic pot will help protect the plants' roots during the colder winter months.
Another great tip is to start with top quality soil an find a great spot near the kitchen. It will make it so easy to gather your herbs for cooking if it is appropriate for what you are growing.
Choose your plants based on what you think you will love and use. You may also want to check with your local nursery and neighbors to see what is a popular choice for your area.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to perennial herb gardens. For instance, have you ever heard of the Egyptian Walking Onion?
Of course, there is the tried and true thyme, parsley, and oregano, too. Find out about all sorts of herbs on the blog.
For a more extensive list of herbs plus more information on planning, growing and using herbs, check out Your Backyard Herb Garden: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting

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  • June
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Thanks for the input. I'll not give up on herbs; I use them often and just running my hands through them gives pleasure. Umm--esp rosemary and lavender.

  • Lesley Owens
    Lesley Owens
    on May 5, 2017

    I want to add-- beware of mixing oregano or mint in a pot with your other herbs--they are notorious for "taking over!" With some of my older, established mint and oregano, I end up taking them out of the pots and planting them in the ground... Even our NY winters don't kill them! When I remove them from the pots, I notice that the root systems are so over-developed that they're practically strangling themselves--hence my decision to just "turn them loose" outside. And, they end up "taking over" outside where ever I plant them!
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